Theresa May Goes West and We Went East.

Post 139: 20 April 2017, Cleveland Circles 27

So Theresa May goes walking to the west, Snowdonia in Wales,  and ends up calling a snap General Election. That is Power Walking.

We decided to go East and ended up making no decisions at all, other than whether we should have an ice-cream or not at the end of our walk.

Now would Theresa’s decision have been different if she had walked my North of England Way, which I know she has a copy of? It is of course top secret as to how she got it as these are Secret Diaries.

So heading out East to Scalby (pronounced Scorby according to a local) we started walking at 8.45am on Cleveland Circles and coincidently the North of England Way.  Our first stop was at Scalby Parish Church, dedicated to St Laurence.

There is a plaque in the churchyard dedicated to a very brave lady who died trying to save passengers of the Whiskey Echo.

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We continued inland to Prospect Farm where the prospect of entering a field with these long horned cattle put fear into Carol. Fortunately, we were able to avoid them.

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There were lovely views back to Scarborough Castle and a couple of deer suddenly startled us, one jumping the barbed wire fence.

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We eventually reached the coast and the Cleveland Way,

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before passing Scalby Lodge Farm pond which was largely dried up, symptomatic of the dry weather we had been experiencing recently.

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Our final view of the coast was at lunch time just below Scalby Ness.

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Then it was mostly tarmac walking back to the car. It was then off to an ice-cream at Hackness (see previous blogs). Much more enjoyable than a General Election. Perhaps Theresa should have gone east?

Now I think in the election we are going to get a lot of rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb and more rhubarb from politicians, so I had Rhubarb and Ginger ice cream, imported into Yorkshire from Suffolk. It is midway between sorbet and ice cream but very refreshing after a long walk.

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Miles Walked 11.14

Calories Burnt 1,300

Steps 21,900

Average Pace 18.12 Minutes Per Mile 

Fastest Split 17.41 Minutes Per Mile between 8-10 Miles 

 

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